TOP OF THE WORLD
LARGE TUDOR MANSION WITH 85 ACRES PERCHED ON 1100 FT MOUNTAIN TOP
exceptional property is located minutes from Warrenton, VA, and
overlooks most of the northern range of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the
west with expansive eastern views as well. LINE-OF-SIGHT to Washington, Centreville/Fairfax, Tysons Corner, Manassas, Charlottesville and northern range of Blue Ridge from Charlottesville to Linden for communications purposes or relay signal purposes for tv, radio, telephone, etc.
- ABSOLUTE PRIVACY - mansion located in center of 85 acre wooded property
- HIGH SECURITY - alarms, electric gate and video system
- 15,000 square feet on three levels
- Wolf 48" dual fuel range installed with grill and griddle for chefs
- Highest quality construction and materials throughout
- 9 bedrooms and 11 baths (many with Italian tile)
- Indoor Jacuzzi whirlpool baths
- Large heated Grecian swimming pool with separate whirlpool
- Finest double insulated windows throughout
- Large great hall/ballroom with a fountain, huge glass dome skylight and a grand stone fireplace
- Imported gold/crystal chandeliers
- Separate his and hers baths in master suite
- 3 floor elevator
- Abundant storage areas
- 9 fireplaces (many with Italian marble hearths)
- Teak, white oak, marble, and Italian tile floors
- Custom dark cherry cabinets
- Six zoned heat pumps for heating and air conditioning
- Commercial telephone switchboard and wiring designed to handle high call volume
- Steel beam reinforced structure certified to withstand 125mph wind gusts
- Comprehensive UL-listed lightning protection system
- 3/4 mile paved driveway with electric gate
- Built from 1980-84
- Located in the prestigious hunt country of Fauquier County
- About an hour to Washington, D.C.
John McNamara (c) 703-395-2908
Donna Mosely (c) 703-623-5294
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LIVING ROOM & SUN ROOM
ELEVATOR & SWIMMING POOL
Mountain contour: Gives great security and privacy
by its very shape and contour.
No one can build in mid-air next to
you. Living on a mountain-top is like getting
a thousand acres of privacy for free--- only
Crisp, clean air: Breathe fresh, clean, clear and crisp air
year-around. Unlike valley and
pasture areas where smoke and pollution
settles-- even from miles away--
mountain-tops always have fresh and clean air
circulating across them.
Blue skies and sunshine: Mountains over 1,000' in
elevation often have clear blue
skies while valleys and pasture areas are
clouded with fog and rain. One can
amazingly look down on a rug of clouds
obliterating the valleys and have sunny
skies overhead. Truly, inspiring!!!
Chef's kitchen and eating area with breath-taking Blue Ridge view.
and the latest in high-end appliances, granite
counter-tops, a huge 5' x 7' island for food preparation and
entertaining, and a bar area!!!
Custom cherry Wood Mode cabinetry with many utility options-- including
a butler's serving cart on
wheels with drop leaf extenders. Look down on the pool or pond where
eagles soar overhead and
abundant wildlife thrives in every direction.
Very rare black walnut from the house site: Used to trim
much of the fireplaces and
detail. Many add'l trees on site.
Modern age construction: Unlike many of the manor houses in
the hunt country, this
house was built in the last 25 years by a
world reknown architect. The framing wood
Douglas Fir was all brought from the west
coast and much of the house is built of
steel and can withstand a force wind of 125mph
plus!!! The floors all have felt under
them to stop noise. All heat/ ac zones
are insulated for temp and noise.
UL Master Label: Only one of a hand full of houses in
the country to be awarded the
prestigious Master Label for lightning
protection displayed in the panel room.
A real mountain: USGS only recognizes mountain over 1,000'
as real mountains in
the U.S. and then allows names for
them. The name of the mountain in Prickly
Pear Mountain (elev 1,050') and the house site
is twice the height of the Washington
Monument. The views are 10 times
History: The mountain was a Civil War signal post.
Also Wallace Simpson stayed
on the site with the Manley family while she was
waiting for her divorce to marry
Edward the VIII of England.
Many of the most revered presidents and industrialists have enjoyed their mountain-tops
"as a great
escape to peace and tranquility" including: Ronald Reagan, Thomas Jefferson, Randolph Hearst,
and G.W. Vanderbilt of "Biltmore" fame-- the largest home in the country.
Wildlife Land Trust of the U.S. Humane Society has a conservation
easement on the property to
protect all wildlife and the pristine
mountain and streams. This keeps the mountain peaceful and
Conservation easement is a recorded easement and can be sent to client